19 total reviews
Wedding Date: 4/26/2014
The only way I can describe Vera Franceschi's talent is summed up like this - You have a vision and she creates magic!
On the day of my wedding I thought I knew ALL of the locations that I wanted our pictures taken at. I had this dream vision of a very specific photo that I wanted and had actually been thinking about it since the day I first looked at our reception location. Vera took my vision to a whole new level and created something much more magical and awe inspiring. It was something you only see in a wedding magazine, you know the pic I’m talking about, where the models have a crew of people helping to create that moment. Yeah well, Vera and her assistant made it happen for us and it was so much fun doing it too! The pictures Vera took of our wedding were so captivating that the hotel staff asked to use them as they had never seen such beautiful artistic pictures taken by an outside photographer there to shoot a wedding!
The day after our wedding, Vera sent us a ton of pictures that captured our love for each other, our silliness and beauty. The rest came just over a week later and now we are having a hard time selecting which are the best ones!
Vera Franceschi has an artistic eye, open heart and her passion for her work shines through in her amazing personality! She knows how to make a bride feel at ease, the groom comfortable, the family special, and any expectation seem like a simple task!
I'm am forever gracious for finding Vera and how she impacted our lives by capturing the beginning of our union!
Wedding Date: 12/20/2013
If you are someone who appreciates photos that are well composed and original, then don’t hesitate to book Vera. While her photography is inventive and full of movement and life, it retains a natural aesthetic in which you can still identify yourself. Vera will skillfully capture natural facial expressions, movements and spontaneous moments. Seeing my wedding photos is like reliving my wedding. Vera is fantastic at getting inside the action without it feeling intrusive. She will shoot your wedding or special event thoroughly and the results will amaze you.
Coming from the design world, it was a priority for me to find a photographer that could capture my big day in photo-journalistic style, with artistry and creativity, while maintaining our true nature in the photos. As a female photographer, Vera understands what most women are looking for when booking a photographer to shoot our special events. Her sensibility and keen eye renders photos that are utterly romantic and delicate, yet inventive and playful (and never cheesy or run of the mill).
Vera is kind, energetic and funny; she will put you at ease very quickly. My husband and I don’t generally like to pose for photos, but we felt so comfortable with Vera and Ale (her husband and assistant), that we really enjoyed our engagement and wedding photo shoots. Vera was full of fun ideas and has complete mastery of her camera equipment. She is not afraid of getting wet or dirty to get her shots and will shoot crisp action and low lighting photos. She can capture the most amazing sunsets and natural backgrounds!
It was so comforting to have her by my side on my wedding day. On the day where most things did not go as planned, Vera was my most reliable and stress free vendor. She even stayed later than she should have, to shoot our exit photo. I seriously can’t thank them enough for all their hard work. We were thrilled with our photos and received so many compliments on the beauty of the photographs. I recommend Vera for any of your photography needs as she exceeded all my expectations.
Wedding Date: 12/21/2013
She was very easy to work with both prior to the event and during. She was flexibile with start time and place for the services to start as I wasn't sure until close to the event when and where we would need her. She was professional and made me feel at easy with all the cameras around. She also worked well with our videographer. The finished product was wonderful!
Wedding Date: 10/18/2015
Vera is an AMAZING photographer and a WONDERFUL person. I am so happy I hired her for my wedding. She is very professional, responsible, very fast in getting the pictures back to you, and willing to go the extra mile to make your pictures amazing --whether that means staying longer than was agreed, laying on a dirty floor to capture an awesome shot or bringing a couch, a tent, a rug, pillows, champagne and a drone to the beach to make my 'trash the dress' unforgettable. I chose Vera over other photographers because her pictures are not cookie cutter but rather original and artistic. Still, she impressed me with her quick eye, creativity, active role in setting up pictures, technical skills, work ethic, attitude and of course, the final pictures!! She is really talented, a pleasure to work with, and I 100% recommend her!!!
Wedding Date: 1/18/2014
I loved working with Vera!! I was lucky enough work with Vera for my engagement shoot and wedding. We did the engagement shoot at Greynolds Park. She packed this awesome picnic for us and put together a beautiful setting. What started out as a beautiful day in Florida actually finished off with a down pour. But Vera did not let that stop us and we actually got some gorgeous photos in the rain!
I got married in January at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens and she did an amazing job of capturing it all! I am a very shy person when it comes to being in front of the camera but Vera made me feel comfortable. She was very easy and accommodating to work with, making my entire experience perfect. If you want beautiful, unique, authentic photos to remember your special day, Vera is the perfect person to capture it.
Wedding Date: 5/10/2014
Your wedding day only happens once and I am confident in my recommendation of Vera – she is not only a brilliant photographer, but also an absolute delight to work with before, during, and after the wedding.
My husband and I did not want to spend our time posing for pictures. Instead, we preferred to enjoy our wedding with each other, our friends, and our families. In the end, it is these special moments of interaction that we wanted to capture, and Vera accomplished this task beautifully.
Vera is happy to work with a shot list, but my husband and I opted to give Vera complete discretion, and the results were spectacular. Her photojournalistic style is simple and yet unique – just review her portfolio (my favorites are the black & white photos).
Our wedding photos were so fantastic that I sent pictures of our gusts to them with thank you notes. The feedback was incredible – everyone loved the photos. Vera is able to capture everyone brilliantly.
I was a very thorough bride, and after all my research, booked with Vera. If I had to plan everything over, I would make the same choice. You will not be disappointed!
Wedding Date: 7/13/2014
GUYS JUST LOOK AT HER PORTFOLIO! ALL I CAN SAY IS USELESS ONCE YOU SEE HER PICS! THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!!!!! 10000% RECOMENDABLE!
Wedding Date: 12/15/2013
OMG!! From start to finish Vera was amazing! had everything under control and stress free, her ideas were great and made everyone feel very comfortable.
But the best thing about Vera besides her super personality are her unbelievable amazing pictures!!!!!! The lighting!!! Wow!!
I had 2 weddings with in 8 Months, my son's and my daughters and Vera did my daughters and there is no comparison in the pictures.
I definitely recommend her to everyone and I look forward to having her taking pictures of all my future events.
Wedding Date: 11/10/2013
My original photographer dropped out of my wedding last minute. I scrambled to find a new one online and I came across Vera Franceschi's website. Her photos looked very editorial and I loved her style with capturing the elegance of the wedding day. I contacted her and she was so accommodating to meet with me. Especially being that I was from out of state. We did a thorough walk through of the event space together and we talked about what kind of style and theme I wanted the photos to look like. She also asked me to send her a list of the things/people who were most important to shoot.
The day of the shoot, she showed up looking professional and had her husband as her assistant. They were on fire! My entire family loved their energy ! They made us feel super comfortable and like movie stars. Vera made sure to take photos of my important list, even when I had forgotten about it! She and her husband were amazing!
She put my wedding photos up on her website within two weeks of my wedding, which I was very impressed with.
Best of all the wedding photos were spectacular!
I highly recommend her services! And will be using her in the future for my next milestone events.
Wedding Date: 10/26/2013
I am usually camera shy and I was so impressed with how comfortable Vera made my husband and I feel. The pictures are beautiful and captured the day beautifully. Vera was able to have our DVD with all the photos ready before we even got back from our honeymoon! Vera is a fantastic photographer and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her.
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
I hired Vera for my son's wedding at The Diplomat Country Club in Hallandale, Fl, last sat night Oct 12, 2013. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with, took the most gorgeous pictures and even stayed and extra hour without charging me. I didn't have to direct her at all and I am a perfectionist. I would use her again in a heartbeat! Thanks VERA!!!!
Wedding Date: 6/22/2013
Her professionalism, bubbly personality and creative point of view made these experience the best of the best, we were so happy to count with her in our especial day.
You are the best thank you for capturing our personality in all those beautiful pictures and thank you for giving us the best experience and memories.
Wedding Date: 5/18/2013
Most amazing photographer in Miami by far!
Not only her work is stunning but her personality too. If you are looking for amazing photos and someone that will make you feel comfortable, she is the right person.
Vera truly demonstrates her passion through her work and she will go beyond anything to capture all those special moments that you would want to remember forever.
No doubt she is worth being part of the most special day of your live!
Wedding Date: 5/4/2013
I'm so glad I picked Vera as my wedding photographer. Pictures are just amazing, she knows how to capture every moment. I am a very picky person and she met all my expectetions and beyond.
Wedding Date: 4/6/2013
.... Actually she is the real deal !!!!
i am truly blessed to have had VERA FRANCESCHI as the photographer for my wedding, Vera is so professional, talented, detailed and reliable. It was so easy, FUN and I couldn't have felt more calm while working with her . She's also incredibly warm, sweet, kind, and FUN ... Oh, and did I mention FUN! (which is very important for every bride on her special day).
When we received the pictures, we thought "wowww" these pictures will forever capture the emotion and show how beautiful our big day was to those who couldn't make it.
If I haven't bragged enough, after just one week from our wedding Vera sent us a DVD with HD and low resolution so I could show off my day on every social network! How clever!!!
Every single photo is just simply AMAZING!!!! I definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone. Especially to those brides who are picky just like me.
I can't say it enough, Vera Franchesi proved to be a true professional in which I hold her at the highest example of a perfect photographer.
Wedding Date: 12/12/2012
We knew Vera was the perfect choice for our small and intimate wedding the first time we met her. She is extremely kind, friendly, creative. Vera was very patient through the hiccups during the wedding night and is very quick in sending the picture proofs. We look forward to working with her in the future!
Wedding Date: 6/23/2012
We were charmed with Vera from the very beginning! Like many Knottie Brides, I went through hundreds of South Florida wedding photographers looking for the perfect 10. We are very non-traditional, and wanted someone who could capture the night in a photojournalistic manner. I planned my wedding in Florida from out of state on my own, having known no one who was ever married in the Miami/Keys area. I was going in blind and had no time to fly to Florida to meet with vendors, so that made my search more tedious. I found Vera through several bridal blogs and websites including The Knot, and she was exactly what we had in mind. Little did we know, she would be such a gift from above - a Perfect Ten. She truly captured the emotions in our hearts that displayed on our faces. She was in tune with my feelings, thoughts, preferences, and overall needs throughout the entire day and we couldn't be any more grateful to her. She went above and beyond all expecations, and even stayed later than requested because he was so into the photography, the guests, and our wedding day. Our guests loved her, couldn't stop asking about her, and where on earth we found her. She was extremely prompt with email replies, and accommodated our long-distance needs by setting up Skype meetings to learn about our relationship, our wedding, and our needs from her. She met us on-site 2 days prior to the wedding to take pictures of the venue, walk around the beach area and hotel, and gather ideas beforehand to make our pictures dazzle. Her contract was extremely professional, and she delivered, as promised, within 17 days of the wedding!! To our surprise, she sent over 1200 photos to us on DVD, and my jaw dropped when I saw how STUNNINGLY each and every one captured the moment. I find myself looking at them every day, reliving the night. She and her husband made magic out of our small, intimate wedding night, and for this, I will forever thank her. Her shots made me fall even more in love with my spouse. Vera made our wedding day so very special (it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it) and I cannot thank her enough for that! I truly believe Vera's abilities and skills as a photographer are unmatched and, quite frankly, untouchable. Words of advice from a DIY bride - your photographer is THE most important element of your wedding night. Choose wisely, and choose Vera.
Wedding Date: 6/4/2012
Working with Vera was by far the easiest part of my wedding. She was perfectly organized and kept us all where we needed to be. Our pictures came out absolutely beautiful and arrived in a timely manner after the event on a beautiful customized CD. Everything overall was a wonderful experience.
Wedding Date: 6/16/2012
Vera Franceschi was simply excellent!!! I highly recommended her for any of your events. Her work was amazing, she was fun to work with, super professional and her pictures were very creative. If you have the opportunity to work with her, don't pass it up. You would be missing out on working with a true professional.
Vera Franceschi Photographer
If I could define myself with one word, it would be dynamic. That is how I found my place in photography. Every day, photography presents unique opportunities to express yourself. For me, it is a pleasure to be part of the happiest day of your life. That is why I love photography.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Other Styles: Trash the Dress
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015